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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Bumpdate: 34 & 35 Weeks

Posting two weeks at a time again. It's saying something that I actually take these pictures, so I'm not going to feel bad about not finding time. Shedding all mama guilt with baby #2.

Josh is trying to push through a really tough summer session, and frankly, I cannot wait for him to be done with it! Just another week! We are making it by on as few cooked meals and as much time outside as possible to pass the evenings without daddy around!

I was 34 weeks on 7/28 and 35 weeks today! I had another appointment with our midwife yesterday. We're almost in weekly appointment territory. Everything looks great -Lincoln has a healthy heartbeat, very swift kick and his head is down. Just praying he stays in a good anterior position. After Dayton shifted to a posterior position during labor, I'm paranoid! You'll find me trying every trick in the book to prevent that from happening again. We'll see if any of it works.



Stephanie
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bumpdate: 33 Weeks

I was 33 weeks on Tuesday!

It's practically impossible to maintain personal space with a two year old around which means you catch the cold they had! I spent two days recovering, but the rest was actually really good for me.

We're so excited to have two little boys in our house, and it's getting more and more real every day! We're not ready for you, sweet boy, but we'll be ready whenever you arrive! Does that even make sense? Thankfully, a good friend told me you're just never as prepared for baby #2 as your were with #1. I'm holding onto the fact that it's true and okay.


Stephanie
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bumpdate: 31 and 32 Weeks

I may be posting late, but at least I took the pictures on the right days. That's something.

I was 31 weeks on July 6th and 32 weeks today. I'm still feeling great! I have ad a few restless nights with our little acrobat, but nothing major. I can also still wear my wedding ring which I could not at this point with Dax! On top of that, I'm pregnant during the summer so I totally didn't expect to be less swollen.



Stephanie

Monday, July 6, 2015

Fourth of July

We really had such a wonderful Fourth of July this year! We want to introduce a love and appreciation for our country and all the history that still makes this nation great as early as possible. For a toddler, that basically means cheering at a parade in our sweet little town. It's close enough to walk over with the wagon and meet friends.

Boys are so fun and parades are made for them! Fire trucks, loud cars, drums and bands! What more could they want?!?

Before the parade, we cheered Josh across the finish line of the July 4th Race (10K) along with Mr. Brad and a couple other friends from church. Dax and I "raced" to Starbucks and then to find the finish line before Daddy crossed.

In the afternoon, we really just relaxed, grilled and enjoyed strawberry short cake. All-in-all, a very American weekend.

Here are our favorite pictures from a very fun day!


We are so proud of Daddy and all his hard work -Rochester Marathon, here he comes!

Mr. Brad and Daddy, great running buddies.

Cutest little fan.


Ready for the parade to start.

Our favorites! Look at that chunky baby face all -if we could only take off the Boston hat.

Serious parade patrons.

 In awe of all the truckies.

Seriously. This is our life.

Cheering for the fire trucks! 

Waiting for the trucks to make "beep beep" noises.

Go, go, go.

Hooray, truckies!

Best we could do. Toddlers are the most fun to photograph.

He thinks he's part of their family.

Serious dance moves. I cried tears of laughter.

His white boy moves.

Serious white boy moves.

They really think suckers are only for drumming. This is an awesome mama win!!!

We can't handle his cuteness.

Three sweet babes -toddlers don't do pictures on purpose. Ever.

Love these sweet friends and so thankful they live in our little town!

Walking home withe a hungry boy in the wagon.

Nom. Nom. Nom.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." Ronald Reagan
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bumpdate: 30 Weeks

It feels like we've hit a new milestone -less than 10 weeks until Baby Lincoln's due date! I went back for the dreaded 3-hour glucose test this week and passed with flying colors. No gestational diabetes in this house! Woot woot! I've been sorting through some of Dax's baby clothes (trying to not tear up at how tiny he once was) and new clothes we've been given or purchased. I just can't wait to see our little munchkin!


Stephanie

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bumpdate: 28 Weeks

I had a fantastic time in Spain, but am so happy to be home! I'm pretty sure this baby grew a ton while I was gone. The jury is out on whether that is because he's really growing or because I ate my way through Spain. Either way, this bump sure is getting bigger!


Stephanie

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bumpdate: 26 Weeks

This is a very fun post for me to write as we finally have a baby name! We want our children to have strong and somewhat unique names. With Dayton, it was easy. We had the name before we knew he was a boy. This time around there was a lot more debate.

Sweet Lincoln Augustus will be joining our family in September! Augustus was my great-grandfather's middle name on my mom's side. I love passing down my wonderful heritage to a new generation. We're excited for this lil' guy to take further shape in our minds as we anticipate his arrival.


Stephanie